• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    • Written by from El Paso

    The magic mouse aesthetically is a work of art but it is not functional at all. Scrolling and or clicking with the mouse is cumbersome at best (isn't that what you want a mouse for)?In this implementation touch is very gimmicky and really doesn't add to the experience of using a mac but instead detracts from it. If all you are seeking is a mouse that looks amazing then it's ok but keep a functional mouse around to use in your desk drawer ;)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No dashboard and no Exposé

    • Written by from Saint-Laurent

    Beautiful design, really, a piece of art. Virtual buttons work well, although scrolling feels jaggy, even after I turned off the momentum. It feels a bit unnatural, it doesn't fit in the palm naturally as the old mouse used to. But most importantly, the new version lacks two important features of the previous incarnation where clicking the mini ball revealed dashboard, and clicking on the side buttons activated exposé. I am really missing these two, because I was used to quickly access many tools on the dashboard. I'm not happy with the workaround.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool but way too flat and uncomfortable

    • Written by from Arlington

    It looks cool, and the finger swipes work great, however the mouse itself is way too flat. After a few minutes of use, my fingers were cramped from having to hold the curved position instead of being able to rest it comfortable, like a regular mouse. Also, it slides so easily that it can be hard to use the the finger swipes without the mouse moving. I'm going back to a regular Bluetooth, Microsoft mouse until this is fixed.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only 2 buttons, too light, not ergonomic

    • Written by from GOLETA

    I'm not pleased with the mouse at all. There are 2 less programmable buttons on this mouse which means dashboard and expose can't be summoned as easily. To swipe, you need to apply a little bit of friction right? Well, for me that swipes the mouse about off the table. I can't pin it down with my palm and swipe at the same time without nominal strain that is sure to be carpal tunnel bound. The shape is very flat and does not fit will in your hand. Just get that "Bamboo" trackpad mouse accessory that apple sells instead of this this magic mouse...especially if you are used to the gestures on the macbook pro. Makes no sense that gestures on the macbook pro and ones on the magic mouse would be different.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No way to "middle click"

    • Written by from Potomac

    Agree with most of the comments concerning the Magic Mouse - much smoother, more responsive, nice looking, etc. However, I'm quite surprised and disappointed at the lack of virtual buttons (and gestures). The fact that there is no way to "middle click" is a glaring omission. In fact, I would think that with the multi-touch technology, there should be a way to create and customize as many buttons and gestures as one desires - but at the very least, there should be a way to "middle click" (e.g. click in the middle, two finger click, single finger tap...).

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Impossible to use with Photoshop

    • Written by from Key Largo

    I spend most of my computer time working in Photoshop, fine tuning small details in photographs or refining graphic images. I had really looked forward to being free from a wired mouse and having an alternative to the Intuous4.

    The pairing and set up with my MacPro was a breeze. Thumbs up to Apple for the ease of installation. However, my praise ends there. I set the mouse preferences to "fast." I had to recheck the settings more than once as I found the Magic Mouse slow and jerky. Even set at the furthest to the right, the Magic Mouse remained slower than a wired USB mouse and at times, while working on a fine detail within a photograph, the mouse would jump, causing me to begin my work again.

    At other times, I would literally have to exaggerate moves to get the cursor to move within Photoshop at some points and it would simply refuse to move. Even trying to use gentle movements (strokes) the Magic Mouse was jerky and unpredictable. It would be impossible to use the Magic Mouse in fine detailed graphics without further software refinements by Apple.

    I am returning my Magic Mouse. If you work with graphics or digital photos, this is NOT an Apple product for you.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Magic Mouse is disappointing

    • Written by from Ontario

    The Magic Mouse is visually appealing and when it is working, it is fine (better than okay, but not excellent). These are some of the more frustrating problem areas:
    --It uses up two AA batteries (as others have written) approximately every three-four weeks. Irritating. I ordered some high-capacity rechargeable batteries in hopes that this would help me from buying new ones. This created a new problem with rechargeable batteries. Because they are not as strong as regular AAs, they need to be replaced about once each week, which is quite inconvenient.
    --It disconnects. About every few weeks, my Magic Mouse decides that it is not going to connect/pair with my MacBook Pro laptop. Irritating. Even if the batteries are registering as more than 50 percent charged, I usually have to replace the batteries to get it to pair with my MBP.
    As a comparison, my Apple wireless keyboard works terrifically well, never drops its connection with my MBP, and the batteries last for about a year or more.
    I was going to buy another Magic Mouse, thinking that mine was just a dud. After reading the reviews, I will wait until a new and improved model is available. We should not have to buy a competitor's product just to get a mouse that works.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad ergonomics

    • Written by from Delhi

    Get this mouse if you want to have something pretty sitting on your desk.

    I started having pains in my wrists after using this for a week , definitely not recommended for heavy or power users . It uses 2 AA batteries , the battery life is not appalling , but leaves a lot to be desired. Overall i'd say there are better mice in the market for the same or even lesser price group.

    [ Imac 21in ]

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It is potentially not bad but in reality it isn't exactly good.

    • Written by from Struthers

    I want to like this mouse, but I can't. Right click/left click. It's all a big guess. Even when I press on the absolute far right and far left sides, the mouse still can't make up its mind.

    I like the touch, sort of. It's a nice idea that works but doesn't work. Things can be going fine and then I just touch it in the right way... uh oh, there went the text box that I was typing in. Swiping on it is convenient except when it isn't. This mouse is just a continuous contradiction.

    I would prefer it if my logitech mouse from my windows PC worked on this computer. It's far more usable than this magic mouse and all of the buttons do what they're supposed to do. Sadly, logitech doesn't support OS X very well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic - don't think so

    • Written by from Princeville

    I have loved the magic mouse when it has worked, which is only a percentage of the time, I have developed severe tendonitis in my mouse hand and now the mouse has quit on me so I am looking at replacing it with a track pad in it's place. After reading other reviews about the design of the mouse causing wrist injury I have to wonder about who is minding the designs for Apple whom I generally adore and own stock in… Now I am looking for plan b.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    I love Apple products, usually. The Magic Mouse is awful. It eats batteries like crazy. Batteries aren't cheap and it's ridiculous how many are used.

    Apple needs to come up with a solution and let's make it in America, not China.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    dissappointed

    • Written by from Houston

    previous mouse design would tell you when battery life is low(indicator at top of screen shows). this one just stops-no warning. this one's metal strip/bottom will fall off fairly easy. its a flimsy mouse...poorly designed

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice but feels cráppy — Apple censorship :(

    • Written by from Munich

    I really miss a real, haptic mouse wheel that you can actually touch an spin. Using the mouse I always scroll accidentally and the surface feels hard und not necessarily what I would call "convenient and enjoyable".

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loses Connection CONSTANTLY

    • Written by from Lake Oswego

    Sometimes the mouse will lose its wireless connection every few hours but sometimes it loses connection every couple of minutes. Plenty of blogs out there complaining of this so I am not alone. There are lots of theories how to solve it but I have found none of them to work. I'm so aggravated by constantly having to restore the wireless connection that I'm giving up and retiring the mouse. Very disappointing product from Apple.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but poor precision

    • Written by from Fremont

    Very good design and nice features like single finger and multi finger swipes but the biggest problem is the precision of the mouse. Have to move the mouse way too farther to cover the 21.5 inches area of my iMac. No way close to even the entry level Logitech mouse's precision. Sad, apple not paying attention on the main aspect of mouse.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Medford

    Very sleek in design however the mouse is too heavy and a bit cumbersome to use. Replacing with the touch pad today!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy it just for decoration not for the work.

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Looks very cool and stylish but doesn't feel the same way when you hold it and using.
    Ok for internet browsing but terrible if you work with any graphic applications, your project will fly away from you and not always come back (my guess, too sensitive)

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too heavy and not as responsive as other mice

    • Written by from Normal

    While I love the fact that I can scroll up, down and sideways, the batteries make it too heavy. Can you make one without batteries? I personally feel blue tooth is over rated, it isn't as responsive as the UBS mice and I don't like having to maneuver a heavy mouse.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs 3rd and 4th Buttons as well as other improvements

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    just got mine, here are some first impressions.

    it looks sweet! i prefer form over function, though. i am so used to using the 3rd and 4th buttons on my mighty mouse. the new one does not have this great, efficiency boosting feature. it also would be great if while holding function, ctrl, optn, or cmnd while scrolling, the screen jumped the top of the page. APPLE: read this and get the software updates going!

    doesn't quite feel as comfortable, either. perhaps i'm not holding it correctly?

    hindsight 20/20...i woulda stuck with my good ol' mighty mouse

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't get the excitement

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    I really don't understand the excitement over this thing-- I used it for a while, then wound up putting it in a drawer. It looks nice, but wanders around (drifts) way too much, which when using word or excel can be amazingly frustrating. I am never sure where I am. It also doesn't fit into the hand nicely, so I am always having to watch where my hand is on this thing, lest I start some function I don't want to happen. It also makes my hand sore--which is to say, you have to pay way to much attention to it. The previous mice have their problems, but at least they stay in place--there were times when I wanted to throw this thing against the wall. But I just put it in the drawer instead. Once again, too much design over function.

    18 of 31 people found this useful